BREAKING NEWS: EFCC Office in Abuja Attacked by Gunmen

BREAKING NEWS: EFCC Office in Abuja Attacked by Gunmen


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It has been reported that some gunmen attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Wednesday. This was disclosed by Wilson Uwajaren, the spokesman of the commission, in his statement hours after the incident. He reported that the gunmen left a death note for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives, but that the intruders could not make their way into the complex because security guards on duty prevented them.
He said the group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began to shoot into the premises. As a result, some vehicles that were parked within the premises were damaged. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.

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“A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja,” he said.

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“The hoodlums escaped in a getaway vehicle but not without leaving a message; a white envelope dropped by the fleeing attackers was found to contain a death threat addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator with the commission. Ishaku who heads the foreign exchange malpractices fraud section is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military brass hats.

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“The attack on the zone 7 office which houses the commission’s AMCON desk, procurement fraud and foreign exchange malpractices sections, is coming few weeks after another investigator, Austin Okwor was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.”

According to Uwujaren, the incident had already been reported to the police for thorough investigation, and it is expected that the culprits would be apprehended soon.

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